Smiling students Masters Postgraduate Plymouth College of Art

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Everything you need to know about studying a Masters degree

Is an MA the right choice for me? How can I fit it around my other commitments? What do I need in order to apply? Before embarking on your postgraduate study journey you may have a few questions, so we’ve answered some of our most frequently asked on our journal.

As a Masters of Art (MA) student at Plymouth College of Art, you will find yourself at the heart of a distinctive, cross-disciplinary community of thinkers and makers within our Postgraduate Centre.

You’ll explore and refine your creative practice by critically engaging with the cultural, technological and economic changes that are shaping our world, with programmes that are structured to encourage debate, exchange and interdisciplinary collaboration.

We understand that before embarking on your postgraduate study journey, you may have a few questions about whether an MA is the right choice for you, how your MA will fit around your life commitments, and how our postgraduate programmes are structured and delivered. We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions below.

Student Awards Masters Postgraduate Plymouth College of Art

Our Postgraduate students celebrate with friends and family at the opening of our annual MA Show.

MA Fine Art student Leah Jordan talks about her experience studying at Plymouth College of Art.

The resources and technicians are second to none and being a smaller college experience allows for a great atmosphere and all access for all students, regardless of discipline or capacity. It’s a breeding ground for breaking new territories and creative problem solving.
Caroline Pedler, Illustrator and MA Subject Tutor

From an MA in Ceramics to an MA in Entrepreneurship for Creative Practice - explore our range of creative postgraduate courses. See the full list.

Come along to an Open Day, online or in person. Open Days provide a great opportunity to chat to staff and current students about the course you’re interested in and what it’s like studying at Plymouth College of Art - book your place.

Prefer a 1 to 1 chat with a lecturer? Get in touch with us at to book an informal discussion.

Start your application. You can apply for the course you’re interested in by clicking on the Apply Now button situated on the top left-hand side of each specific course page on our website.

As part of the application, you will be asked to provide digital images of your work, and to submit a short Application Statement. If you meet the entry requirements, we will get back to you within three weeks of receiving your application to invite you for an interview.